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Thompson, John

Overview
Works: 27 works in 90 publications in 5 languages and 297 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Genealogy  Textbooks  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PA3975.H7, 882.01
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Most widely held works by John Thompson
Livy : Book XXII by Livy( Book )

13 editions published between 1896 and 1988 in English and Latin and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Greek grammar : accidence and syntax for schools and colleges by John Thompson( Book )

9 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Thompson (c.1866-1936) was Classics master and headmaster (1908-27) at the prestigious High School, Dublin. A competent linguist, he translated from German, produced a Latin primer, and wrote a Sanskrit course, though he opposed the teaching of Irish. He became a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (1912), President of the Classical Association (1918) and was appointed Officier d'Académie by the French government (1927). This work, first published in 1902, was intended for both the beginner and the more advanced student. It concentrates on Attic Greek, covering accidence in part one and syntax in part two, with appendices on accents and sound changes, Homeric accidence, and the weights, measures and calendar used by Attic Greeks. The work was popular with generations of teachers and pupils. It remains a useful resource for the modern student of Greek, and for readers interested in the history of Classics education
Herodotus, book III by Herodotus( Book )

7 editions published in 1897 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hippolytos by Euripides( Book )

5 editions published between 1898 and 1900 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At head of title: Euripidou Hippolytos Includes index
Xenophon, Oeconomicus : a social and historical commentary by Sarah B Pomeroy( Book )

11 editions published between 1894 and 1925 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oeconomicus is unique in Greek literature in combining a discussion of the proper management of an oikos ('family', 'household', or 'estate') and didactic material on agriculture within a Socratic dialogue. It is one of the richest primary sources for the social, economic, and intellectual history of classical Athens. It contains valuable information and raises questions of perennial interest on marriage; the innate moral, physical, and mental qualities of men and women; the functioning of domestic and public economies; rural and urban life; Greek slavery; popular religion; the role of education, and many other topics. Despite the current widespread interest in the subjects discussed in the Oeconomicus, this text has been largely ignored, and only a few European dissertations - none in English - have been written on it. In this book Professor Pomeroy provides a new translation to complement the Oxford Classical Text, as well as a comprehensive Introduction and Commentary, making the book readily accessible to those both with and without a knowledge of Greek. She covers a wide range of subjects, including agriculture, philosophy, and social, military, intellectual, and economic history. It should be of special interest to scholars and students of classics, history, and philosophy, as well as women's studies
Electra by Sophocles( Book )

6 editions published between 1894 and 1900 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Electra recounts the murders of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus by Clytemnestra's son Orestes, to avenge their murder of his father Agamemnon, commander of the Greeks at Troy, upon his return home. Sophocles' version is presented from the viewpoint of Electra, Orestes' sister, who laments her father, bears witness to her mother's crime, and for years endures her mother's scorn. When Orestes arrives at last, her mood shifts from grief to joy as Orestes carries out the bloody vengeance. Despite her overwhelming passion for just revenge, Electra admits that her own actions are shameful."
Herodotus, book VIII by Herodotus( Book )

7 editions published in 1893 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elementary Greek grammar for schools by John Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odes and epodes by Horace( Book )

4 editions published between 1895 and 1898 in Latin and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poetry of Horace (born 65 BC) is richly varied, its focus moving between public and private concerns, urban and rural settings, Stoic and Epicurean thought. This new Loeb Classical Library edition of the great Roman poet's Odes and Epodes boasts a faithful and fluid translation and reflects current scholarship." "Horace took pride in being the first Roman to write a body of lyric poetry. For models he turned to Greek lyric, especially to the poetry of Alcaeus, Sappho, and Pindar; but his poems are set in a Roman context. His four books of odes cover a wide range of moods and topics. Some are public poems, upholding the traditional values of courage, loyalty, and piety; and there are hymns to gods. But most of the odes are on private themes: chiding or advising friends; speaking about love and amorous situations, often amusingly. Horace's seventeen epodes, which he called iambi, were also an innovation for Roman literature. Like the odes they were inspired by a Greek model: the seventh century iambic poetry of Archilochus. Love and political concerns are frequent themes; the tone is only occasionally aggressive. "In his language he is triumphantly adventurous," Quintilian said of Horace; Niall Rudd's new translation reflects his different voices."--Jacket
Xenophon : oeconomicus by Xenophon( Book )

2 editions published in 1895 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elementary Greek grammar for schools by John Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides : Bacchae by Euripides( Book )

3 editions published in 1896 in English and Multiple languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Livy: Book XXII., chapters 1-50. Edited by John Thompson and F.G. Plaistowe by Livy( Book )

4 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elementary Greek grammar for schools by John Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 1909 in Greek, Modern and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herodotus Book VII : a translation by Herodotus( Book )

1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripidis Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )

2 editions published in 1906 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tacitus, Annals, I., II : a translation (with test papers on Book II) by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

2 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lysias : Eratosthenes & Agoratus by Lysias( Book )

1 edition published in 1899 in Greek, Ancient and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintus Curtius, book IX. chapters VI.-end by Quintus Curtius Rufus( Book )

1 edition published in 1904 in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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